The State JIC is the central location that facilitates the operation of the State JIS. It is a physical or an Internet-based virtual location where personnel with public information responsibilities perform media and community relations during an incident or event. The JIC structure is designed to work equally well for large or small incidents and can expand or contract to meet the needs of the incident.
Efficient information flow is critical to effectively meet public information needs and carry out ESF #15 responsibilities when multiple organizations come together to respond to an emergency or manage an event.
In support of ESF #15 some of the JIC’s responsibilities may include: